450F Backhoe Loader

450F Backhoe Loader

Overview

Explore the difference of a Cat Backhoe Loader. Spacious operator station features ergonomic joystick controls, ample legroom and an air suspension seat to keep you comfortable all day long. The Cat 450F is a powerful machine that meets performance targets through loader and backhoe productivity. Maneuverable and manageable on the job site, the 450F helps you get more done to improve your bottom line.

Operator Station
Superior Comfort The ergonomic, automotive style operator station helps you work comfortably and productively all day long. Select the configuration that meets your needs - Canopy or Deluxe Cab with air conditioning. Features include:
  • Adjustable air suspension seat (standard)
  • Excellent visibility over the hood
Power Train
Cat Engine The Cat C4.4 ACERT™ engine provides cleaner, quieter operation while delivering superior performance and durability. The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission requirements. The engine also features:
  • Passive regeneration system requiring no operator interaction
  • Long life diesel particulate filter
Hydraulics
Powerful Hydraulic System The load-sensing, closed center hydraulic system matches pressure and flow to the job demands. Whether you're in full trenching mode or digging around delicate services, you are in control. In applications such as production trenching where speed is important, the system will provide the flow needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently. New electronic pump torque limiter delivers improved power management and hydraulic performance. The load-sensing hydraulic system also delivers:
  • Better fuel efficiency
Backhoe Performance
Boom The excavator-style boom is built for optimum performance and durability. The curved design provides added clearance when digging over obstacles or loading trucks. The narrow boom enhances the viewing area to the bucket and the trench throughout the operating range. More robust swing casting and dou...
Loader Performance
Single Tilt Loader Linkage Single tilt loader linkage features strong lift and breakout forces for solid performance in backfilling and truck loading applications with pin-on buckets.
Work Tools
Backhoe Work Tools Increase the versatility of your machine with the large selection of backhoe attachments:
  • Buckets - Heavy Duty and Ditch Cleaning
  • Hammers
  • Thumbs (mechanical and hydraulic)
  • Vibratory Plate Compactors
  • Quick Couplers
Serviceability
Minimize Your Downtime Convenient service features makes maintenance easy, reducing your downtime:
  • Tilt up hood provides easy, convenient access to all engine check points
  • Electronic control module stores fault codes for easy, efficient troubleshooting and maximum machine uptime
  • Cat Product Link system (optional) provides remote reporting of machine location and operating system parameters
Customer Support
Renowned Dealer Support From helping you choose the right machine to knowledgeable ongoing support, Cat dealers provide the best in sales and service.
  • Preventive maintenance programs and guaranteed maintenance contracts
  • Best-in-class parts availability
  • Operator training to help boost your profits
Operator Station
Superior Comfort The ergonomic, automotive style operator station helps you work comfortably and productively all day long. Select the configuration that meets your needs - Canopy or Deluxe Cab with air conditioning. Features include:
  • Adjustable air suspension seat (standard)
  • Excellent visibility over the hood
  • Easy-to-read gauge cluster
  • Ample legroom
  • Automatic Engine Speed Control to conserve fuel
  • Storage compartments for tools and belongings
Ride Control The standard Ride Control System smoothes the ride in all conditions, including load and carry, highway roading or simply moving around the job site. The result is increased operator comfort, reduced operator fatigue and improved material retention.
Pattern Selector The pattern selector switch, located in the cab, lets you change from an excavator to a backhoe control pattern simply by pressing a button. This lets you use the pattern you are most comfortable with so you can be more productive. (Standard on pilot control machines.)
Joystick Controls Ergonomic excavator-style joystick controls provide precise control with low effort. Thumb rollers provide convenient, fingertip control of auxiliary functions, eliminating floor mounted foot pedals.
Power Train
Cat Engine The Cat C4.4 ACERT™ engine provides cleaner, quieter operation while delivering superior performance and durability. The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emission requirements. The engine also features:
  • Passive regeneration system requiring no operator interaction
  • Long life diesel particulate filter
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Increased horsepower delivers greater pushing power, increased aggressiveness in hard bank and faster roading.
Transmission The standard auto-shift transmission matches gear with grade and load conditions. At the touch of a switch, manual mode gives the operator control over gear selection, as a power shift transmission.
  • Hydraulic proportional control valves deliver smooth speed and directional shifts.
  • Standard Four Wheel Drive (4WD) improves mobility and loader performance in poor underfoot conditions and can be activated on-the-go.
  • Maximum roading speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) improves travel time between job sites.
Brake Mode Selector Brake mode selector switch is standard on the 450F and has three positions: two wheel drive, two wheel drive with all wheel braking and four wheel drive. Two wheel drive with all wheel braking provides better tire life while roading and engages the front axle when brakes are applied for improved braking performance.
Hydraulics
Powerful Hydraulic System The load-sensing, closed center hydraulic system matches pressure and flow to the job demands. Whether you're in full trenching mode or digging around delicate services, you are in control. In applications such as production trenching where speed is important, the system will provide the flow needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently. New electronic pump torque limiter delivers improved power management and hydraulic performance. The load-sensing hydraulic system also delivers:
  • Better fuel efficiency
  • Quieter operation
  • Reduced wear on components
  • Cooler hydraulic temperatures
  • Full dig and lift forces at any engine speed
Backhoe Performance
Boom The excavator-style boom is built for optimum performance and durability. The curved design provides added clearance when digging over obstacles or loading trucks. The narrow boom enhances the viewing area to the bucket and the trench throughout the operating range. More robust swing casting and double clevis design improves durability and reliability.
Stick Serrated edges on the stick provide improved material clamping for clearing and demolition applications. The optional extendible stick (E-stick) increases reach and dig depth by approximately 1.2 m (4 ft).
Thumbs Thumb mounting provisions are standard on every Cat Backhoe Loader for added machine versatility. Cat hydraulic thumbs are available for increased versatility. Mechanical thumbs are also available through your Cat dealer.
Loader Performance
Single Tilt Loader Linkage Single tilt loader linkage features strong lift and breakout forces for solid performance in backfilling and truck loading applications with pin-on buckets.
Return-to-Dig The return-to-dig system reduces loading cycle times by bringing the loader bucket back to the dig position with an easy pull of the lever. By the time the loader bucket is at ground level, the bucket is angled correctly for the next load or cut.
Work Tools
Backhoe Work Tools Increase the versatility of your machine with the large selection of backhoe attachments:
  • Buckets - Heavy Duty and Ditch Cleaning
  • Hammers
  • Thumbs (mechanical and hydraulic)
  • Vibratory Plate Compactors
  • Quick Couplers
Loader Work Tools A wide range of loader attachments is available including:
  • Buckets - General Purpose and Multi Purpose
  • Flip Over Forks
Lift Eyes Integral lifting eyes are a standard feature, one on the backhoe linkage and two lifting eyes on the rear of every loader bucket.
Backhoe Quick Coupler Quick couplers allow for quick attachment of buckets and other work tools.
Serviceability
Minimize Your Downtime Convenient service features makes maintenance easy, reducing your downtime:
  • Tilt up hood provides easy, convenient access to all engine check points
  • Electronic control module stores fault codes for easy, efficient troubleshooting and maximum machine uptime
  • Cat Product Link system (optional) provides remote reporting of machine location and operating system parameters
Customer Support
Renowned Dealer Support From helping you choose the right machine to knowledgeable ongoing support, Cat dealers provide the best in sales and service.
  • Preventive maintenance programs and guaranteed maintenance contracts
  • Best-in-class parts availability
  • Operator training to help boost your profits
  • Genuine Cat Remanufactured parts

Loader

Dump Reach at Maximum Angle - Single Tilt
2.7ft
Dump Height at Maximum Angle - Single Tilt
8.7ft
Bucket Width - General Purpose
8ft
Bucket Capacity - General Purpose
1.75yd³
Bucket Breakout Force - Single Tilt
11375lb
Lift Capacity at Full Height - Single Tilt
7871lb
Dig Depth - Single Tilt
6in

Backhoe

Loading Reach - E-Stick Extended
10.2ft
Loading Reach - E-Stick Retracted
6.85ft
Loading Reach - Standard
6.85ft
Loading Height - E-Stick Extended
17ft
Loading Height - E-Stick Retracted
14.58ft
Loading Height - Standard
14.58ft
Stick Lift at 2440 mm (8 ft) - E-Stick Extended
4514lb
Stick Lift at 2440 mm (8 ft) - E-Stick Retracted
8084lb
Stick Lift at 2440 mm (8 ft) - Standard
8401lb
Stick Dig Force - E-Stick Extended
9009lb
Stick Dig Force - E-Stick Retracted
11939lb
Stick Dig Force - Standard
11780lb
Bucket Dig Force - E-Stick Extended
17746lb
Bucket Dig Force - E-Stick Retracted
17746lb
Bucket Dig Force - Standard
17746lb
Bucket Rotation
198°
Reach from Swing Pivot - E-Stick Extended
25.8ft
Reach from Swing Pivot - E-Stick Retracted
22ft
Reach from Swing Pivot - Standard
22ft
Dig Depth - E-Stick Extended
21.3ft
Dig Depth - E-Stick Retracted
17.2ft
Dig Depth - Standard
17.2ft

Weights

MP Bucket (1.10 m3/1.50 yd3) - Without Fold-Over Forks
-276lb
MP Bucket (1.10 m3/1.50 yd3) - With Fold-Over Forks
78lb
Air Conditioning
157lb
Extendible Stick - No Weights
628lb
Cab - ROPS/FOPS
556lb
Operating Weight - Nominal
24141lb
Operating Weight - Maximum
27115lb

Engine

Net Peak Torque - 1400 rpm - Standard - SAE J1349
396ft-lb
Net Torque Rise - 1,400 rpm - Standard
31%
Displacement
268in³
Stroke
5in
Bore
4.13in
Net Power - EEC 80/1269
128HP
Gross Power - ISO 14396
142HP
Engine Model - Standard
Cat® C4.4
Net Power - ISO 9249
128HP
Gross Power - SAE J1995
144HP
Net Power - SAE J1349
127HP

Tires

Rear - 4WD Standard Size
21L-24 16 ply
Front 4WD Standard Size
12-19.5, 12 ply

Axle Ratings

Rear Axle - Dynamic
20503lb
Rear Axle - Static
51257lb
Front Axle (4WD) - Dynamic
20233lb
Front Axle (4WD) - Static
50582lb

Standards

Exterior Sound
SAE J88 APR95 is 79 dB (A)
Cab - Sound
ANSI/SAE J1166 Oct 98 is 83 dB (A)
Cab - FOPS
SAE J/ISO 3449 APR98 LEVEL II and ISO 3449:1992 LEVEL II
Cab - ROPS
SAE J1040 May 1994/ISO 3741 1994
Brakes
SAE J/ISO 3450, ISO 3450 1996

Service Refill

Hydraulic Tank
13.2gal (US)
Front Axle - Planetaries
0.2gal (US)
Hydraulic System
26.5gal (US)
Rear Axle
5gal (US)
Front Axle (4WD)
2.9gal (US)
Transmission - Auto-Shift - AWD
5.6gal (US)
Engine Oil - With Filter
2.2gal (US)
Fuel Tank
44gal (US)
Cooling System - A/C
5.3gal (US)

Operating Specifications - Backhoe

Turning Circle - Outside, Widest Loading Bucket
36.6ft
Turning Circle - Outside - Front Wheels
27.4ft

Power Train

Auto-Shift - Optional - Reverse 3rd
17mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Reverse 2nd
7.8mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Reverse 1st
3.7mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 5th
25mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 4th
17mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 3rd
12mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 2nd
6mile/h
Auto-Shift - Optional - Forward 1st
3.7mile/h

Hydraulic System

Axle Oscillation
10°
Brake System
Boosted, outboard, oil-immersed, multiple disc
4WD Cylinder - Rod Diameter
1.65in
4WD Cylinder - Stroke
9.29in
4WD Cylinder - Bore
3.35in
Power Steering
Hydrostatic, Hand Metering Unit
Steering Type
Ackerman
Pump Type
Variable-flow, axial piston, secondary gear
System Pressure - Backhoe
3800psi
System Pressure - Loader
3550psi
Pump Capacity at 2,200 rpm
50gal/min
Circuit Type
Closed center, load sensing

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Gauge Cluster:
    • Gauges: coolant temperature, fuel level, tachometer
    • LCD screen: hour meter, torque converter, oil temperature, hydraulic oil temperature, operator settings, service mode diagnostics

Optional Equipment:

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